George Mason Ready for Y2K Conversion

Posted: December 13, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With just 18 days remaining in 1999, university officials anticipate a smooth and incident-free transition into the new millennium. The University Police, the Physical Plant, and University Computing and Information Systems are among the units at George Mason working closely together to ensure that the university enters the new year the same way it leaves the old one–in perfect working order.

Should any emergencies occur, contact either University Police (x32810) or the Physical Plant work desk (x32525). On Sunday, Jan. 2, a message will be placed on the university’s main information line (x31000) reasserting that George Mason reopens as scheduled the next day.

The following hints, put together by the federal government’s council on year 2000 conversion, may be helpful to keep in mind:

  • Use telephones and the Internet only as necessary on Jan. 1.

  • Prepare as you would for any long holiday weekend by having at least a three-day supply of food and water.

  • Keep your automobile gas tank above half full.

  • Beware of all Y2K scams.

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